Revisiting Europe’s largest port

This summer I visited the vast complex of ports at Rotterdam for the fourth time. I’m still not sure if have covered even half of the enormous area and the huge number of individual terminals in this, Europe’s largest port. Here is a selection of the photo outcome so far. As it appear, two of […]

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THE EXPRESS 3 HAS ARRIVED

EXPRESS 3, the first of so far three newbuildings for Molslinjen’s expansion plan on Kattegat and the Baltic Sea went into operation last week. The Evolution One12 Wave Piercing-catamaran is also Molslinjen’s first new ship since the mid-nineties, special adapted for the company’s high-frequent operation between Aarhus and Zealand. Several parameters have been “evolutionised” from […]

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BARCELONA (MED PORTS VOL. III)

Most of my photo sessions in Barcelona follow the same pattern: Reunion with friends and brunch at the café Cava Universal. Then a 150 meters stroll down to the quay for the obligate harbour cruise, or should I say port cruise, Barcelona is a huge (cruise) port. Then a busy half hour photographing cruise ships, […]

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Olbia (Med Ports Vol. II)

Last time I visited Olbia was on a cruise ship an autumn morning. That provided a rather spectacular scenery overviewing the east-facing farirway into the extremely busy ferry port. I have always been impressed by the number of ferries servicing Sardinia’s only 1.6 million inhabitants with Olbia as the leading port, but supplemented by Porto Torres, […]

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Civitavecchia (Med Ports vol. I)

Italy’s advanced capital port to the Med, Civitavecchia figures some impressive numbers. According to the latest statistics, the port on an annual basic handles nearly 2.3 million cruise passengers from no less than 794 calls. The capital hinterland and the central location for the national coastal traffic and the connections to the three major Mediterranean […]

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Five years of Samsø ferries

Car ferries to both Jutland and Zeeland connect the Kattegat island of Samsø. The west-route to Hou 30 km south of Aarhus and the east-route to Kalundborg 100 km from Copenhagen. Both lines are public subsidised, or owned – and underwent several changes in operators, ports and tonnage the past five years.

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MSC OPERA off Grenen (Skagen vol. I)

One of several cruise ships, which on a daily basis pass Grenen – the northern-most tip of Denmark, during the summer season. A small series from a lovely July evening photographed from one of the dunes.

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On new territory

After two and a half decades of regular traveling to Europe’s ferry hotspots, Scotland was still an almost uncharted territory for me. At least until this summer, where I had the chance to combine an invitation to attend a friend’s wedding party on Arran with a three nights stay in Oban. That offered a central […]

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Rare photo opportunity

The majority of cruise calls in Aarhus during summer takes place within 08:00 and 18:00. From a photography perspective this limit the potential numbers of photo sessions with attractive light conditions. However AIDA VITA’s 19:30 departure the other day was an exception. I therefore drove the 50 km to Sletterhage Lighthouse to take advantage of […]

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